Construction, House and Acreage Restoration

Another Roof

 

Despite all attempts otherwise, the rain kept coming as we tried to put the roof on as quickly as possible to protect all the new construction inside the house. The roofing went in a much similar manner as the large roof upstairs. Fortunately, in just a smaller capacity.

First dados were cut out of the exterior truss to have a spot for the facia and sofets to sit.

Cutting out the dados
Cutting out the dados

Then the trusses were lifted into place (after moving them up through the house) and the nail gun put them into place. The trusses were also secured with braces.

Lifting the trusses to the roof.
Lifting the trusses to the roof.

 

 

 

 

View of trusses from the ground (upside down between the walls of the addition).
View of trusses from the ground (upside down between the walls of the addition).
Hanging Trusses
Hanging Trusses

 

Trusses are up!
Trusses are up!

Next, the edges of the trusses had to be properly measured and adjusted so we had a straight line across the roof.

Trusses up-ground view.
Trusses up-ground view.
Cutting the Plywood for the Roof
Cutting the Plywood for the Roof

 

Placing the plywood in the hot August sun. Even Garrison Keller was sweating on the radio this day.
Placing the plywood in the hot August sun. Even Garrison Keller was sweating on the radio this day.

A heavy duty plywood was used to create the actual roof part of the roof (does that even make sense?) to enclose the roof. Including, putting tar paper on top of the plywood. One night, Tyler worked until way past dark on top of the roof to try and get this all together. The weather people were predicting another week of rain and we didn’t want to expose the house anymore than we had to.

Working into the night to protect the house from rain.
Working into the night to protect the house from rain.

Ironically, the rain has not come since we put the roof up. Isn’t that just the way the cookie crumbles!

But, hey, there is a roof. Now, the sheathing on the outer ends of the roof still need to be completed as well as the sofets and facia at the south, east and west sides of the addition. But the house is MUCH more protected than it had been.

Roof Covered
Roof Covered

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